Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Spring Again! (Inside the house anyway...)


My orchids are in full bloom. This one my son in law Ben picked out for me a few years ago for Mother's Day...

and this one my daughter Kate picked out the year before, again for Mother's Day. Thanks kids! They are the gifts that keep on giving!


Oddly, my Christmas cactus are just blooming now. More pictures to follow as i have several colors getting ready to bloom.

more orchid goodness...





and my African Violets are also blooming. These were my Grandmother Mary's favorite houseplants. They were like her children and every windowsill was loaded with them in their little pots. Every time one of mine blooms, it's like a visit from my Gram...


So, even tho Spring is still a month or more away(and i consider the slightest sign of Spring to be the first real day of Spring!) I can dream about it in my little house. Time to make plans for the gardens!

9 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

Really beautiful! I don't know anyone that grows orchids. I thought they were difficult to grow. You must be quite a horticulturist!

Mare said...

Good Morning Julie! I am not a trained horticulturist at all. I just set these little orchid plants on my windowsill and let them alone. Water when dry and feed them every once in a while, and they reward me with flowers that last for months and months! I think a lot of people are afraid of orchids, but they are just like any other plant really...Give them a try!

Lola Nova said...

What beauty lurks there in your windows my friend! Thank you for sharing.

Mare said...

Thank YOU sweet Lola!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

What beautiful flowers, they would cheer up anyones day.
Lynne

Mare said...

Thank You Lynne!

germandolls said...

great pictures of your flowers! they are so pretty!

Rima said...

Isnt it amazing how nature is such a work of art! You have such a beautiful garden.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Mare- those are soooo gorgeous...